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Rustic, Romantic, Secluded, & Private

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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Set on a beautiful seven acres of wooded hillside, Homestead Hideaway offers you a unique opportunity to rest and relax within a peaceful setting. Located just 15 Miles from Galena, Illinois, our cabins in the woods can be your home away from home while you enjoy Galena, Chestnut Mountain, hiking, wineries, and all the other amenities Jo Daviess County has to offer.

When you stay at Homestead Hideaway, you can simply relax in our cozy rustic cabins, or get out and enjoy everything the area has to offer. At Homestead Hideaway you can expect a tranquil feel and a stress free retreat. The cabins are located in a beautiful rural area where it is perfect to have a cup of coffee or tea in the mornings and enjoy the wildlife. Let our cabins be a rare chance to unplug from the world and help ensure you have a relaxed and secluded stay. We are not able to provide Internet or cable TV due to the location of the cabins. However, do not let that steer you away from the beautiful setting. There are numerous locations in Galena as well as E-Town Coffee in Elizabeth, IL with Internet access.

We have two historic cottages located on the property and three separate rentals. The cabins are located on opposite ends of the property. You can enjoy the seven acres of wooded area by hiking or taking your dog for a walk. Whether you are planning a romantic trip to Galena, a golfing trip, a couple’s getaway, a wine lovers weekend, or skiing at Chestnut Mountain during the winter months, Homestead Hideaway will accommodate to your needs.

We have been renting the cabins for about 2 years now. We have decided to go beyond the brochure advertising and word of mouth and work with VRBO for our rentals. Do not hesitate to ask any questions.

This rental is for the Brimeyer cabin. It has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. One bedroom is located on the top level with a King bed. The second bedroom is on the bottom level with a queen bed. The main level has a kitchen and a living/dining area. There is also a sofa sleeper in the living/dining area.

The other cabin on the property also has two rentals on this website. The top two levels of the other cabin is the Seven Sisters Suite vrbo # 623038. The lower level/unit of the cabin is our Gleneagle Suite which is also listed on VRBO #624157

We now have a landline at the cabin. It is for local and emergency(911) calling only. If you wish to call long distance you will need to bring a calling card. However, long distance inbound calling is free.

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Website: www.galenacabinrentals.com

7 Miles from Woodbine Bend Golf Course

8 Miles From Elizabeth, IL (E-Town Coffee)

8 Miles from Galena Cellars Winery

8 Miles from Galena Territory & Golf Courses

13 Miles From Rocky Waters Winery

13 Miles from Apple River Canyon State Park

15 Miles from Galena, IL

15 Miles From Massbach Ridge Winery

15 Miles from Fergedaboudit Winery

20 Miles from Chestnut Mountain Resort

More Details

Property Manager
Dena Boehm
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 September, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Elizabeth in Jo Daviess County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • Shopping
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • ski
  • Snowboarding


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(30 traveller reviews)

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Rustic, Romantic, Secluded, & Private
average rating of 4.5666666 based on 30 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Would definitely stay here again. Cabin was clean and well kept. The area was very private and quite. A couple of issues though.

1. No working fire detectors on any level of the cabin.

2. TV and DVD player present but remote did not work other than to turn on and off TV. No local TV reception.

3. Maybe could add soft water and clean up rust stains in the bathtubs. Could crank up the water pressure a bit on the well too.

None of the above concerns would keep us from visiting again. It was a very enjoyable and relaxing stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cabin, perfect for a weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The property was clean and has great up-keep. Really enjoyed our weekend!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, quiet, relaxing, private

  • 5 of 5

Amazing time. Great location

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful get away

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property and home.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Going back!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at the cabin in the first half of July 2017. I guess the best testimony I can offer is that upon returning home we made another reservation for the cabin for October and we cannot wait to get back. This is a place to get away from the busyness of life and have a digital detox. No Wi-Fi but you may have an occasional cell signal. You will not have immediate neighbors nor will you see another house from the cabin. And it was such a plus to be able to take our dog with us, who thoroughly enjoyed scouting rabbits. There is plenty of lawn area around the cabin that makes it easy to walk your dog and keep them out of any tick areas. As for wildlife we saw deer, rabbits, birds, and chipmunks. We also enjoyed grilling steaks and hamburgers out back. Be sure to take plenty of food because you are not going to make a quick run to Wal-Mart from here. There is a portable fire pit but we did not use it. The best room in the cabin is the main floor porch. If the weather is going to be hot/humid you may want to take a box fan to use on the porch. It was clean and comfortable. If you want some entertainment then take DVDs with you as the cabin really doesnt have any worth watching. There is no remote for the DVD player which makes it a bit of a challenge to select items from the DVD menu, but you can work around it. Elizabeth was a pleasant surprise. It is a really small town about 20 minutes away. But the reconstructed fort was interesting as was Common Cents resale shop. Welcome Inn food was very good. But Three Sisters Ice Cream is the go to place. Cute and a nice selection of ice creams as well as gourmet cupcakes. Galena was about 25 minutes and we really enjoyed spending a day there. The drives offer beautiful vistas. The waterfall at Apple River Canyon (golf course) was really nice as were the falls at Thunder Bay. For activities you can go to Chestnut Mountain, via Galena, to zip line, alpine slide, Segway, etc. All these locations are 20-30 minutes from the cabin. On our last night we were blessed by nature's fireworks with a display from a massive amount of fireflies.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our stay was the perfect quiet and secluded solution to the Fourth of July hoopla and fireworks.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin and surrounding property is absolutely perfect for those who choose to enjoy tranquility in a beautiful natural landscape. Our family and dogs enjoyed the most peaceful Fourth of July holiday we have ever experienced. The Brinmeyer cabin was just outstanding top to bottom in both form and function. Three floors of rustic appeal with some really cool achitectural aspects made staying here really easy & enjoyable. Equally the property and trails on which the cabin is located were a dream come true for us and our dogs. We were all able to enjoy being outdoors together without incident on very well maintained trails. It was a great stay we truly enjoyed every minute of it and look forward to returning soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Elizabeth, USA

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £18.52

We require a 2 night minimum stay. Holiday weekends are a three night minimum stay.
The property is in a secluded wooded area. Depending on your cell phone service provider, service can be easily accessed or not so easily accessed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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